Today, the Baltimore Ravens have announced that the organization has signed Gavin Escobar. Escobar is a former Dallas Cowboys second-round selection. The move comes in light of the recent thinness at tight end and receiver for the Baltimore Ravens. Tight end Maxx Williams sustained an injury in last week’s loss to the Chicago Bears and did not play in Baltimore’s loss to Minnesota this week. The Ravens receiving corps is also depleted. The status of Breshad Perriman and Chris Matthews is up in the air for Thursday night’s game against the Miami Dolphins. Receivers Mike Wallace and Jeremy Maclin are both also coming off injuries, but their status trends towards playing.
Tight end Gavin Escobar spent five of his previous seasons with the Dallas Cowboys. During his time in Dallas, Escobar caught 30 passes, for 333 yards, and 8 touchdowns. He signed a one year deal this offseason the Kansas City Chiefs but was cut prior to the start of the season. To make room for Escobar on the roster, the Baltimore Ravens released offensive lineman Tony Bergstrom. Bergstrom was traded to the Ravens by the Cardinals in the preseason but has not hit the field much during his time in Baltimore. Last week, Bergstrom was cut to make room for signing wide receiver Griff Whalen.
After the Ravens cut Bergstrom, they decided to bring him back. The Baltimore Ravens cut cornerback Tony McRae and brought back Bergstrom last week, before the game against the Vikings. Because Bergstrom has been on and off the roster throughout this season, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Ravens bring him back again. When right guard Marshal Yanda left with an injury against the Browns, it looked like Bergstrom would take over the role. However, rookie Jermaine Eluemunor ended up with the job, after Bergstrom’s status was questionable.